Like 21 Jump Street and CHiPs, Baywatch is ready to make the leap from unintentionally ridiculous TV show to intentionally ridiculous big-screen comedy.
The Rock puts his best pec forward as Mitch, the leader of an elite squad of lifeguards. He's not happy about his new lieutenant Matt, a former Olympian (Zac Efron), trying to show him up and dismissing his crew as irrelevant.
This trailer delivers the ridiculous sight gags and set pieces we've come to expect from Seth Gordon (director of Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief), like the bros take CrossFit to the next level by carrying refrigerators across the beach. And there's ample opportunity to ogle the finally sculpted men and women in the cast.
Priyanka Chopra (Quantico) plays the villain, a ruthless but beautiful drug dealer that Mitch and Matt will try to take down. I'm curious if the writers of Freddy vs. Jason and that awful Friday the 13th reboot will handle the winking comedy of this adaptation, but it looks like smooth sailing.
Baywatch opens Friday, May 26th, for Memorial Day Weekend, where it will face off against another watery blockbuster: the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie.